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Preview: Detective Comics #962

Detective Comics #962

(W) James Tynion IV (A/CA) Alvaro Martinez, Raul Fernandez
In Shops: Aug 09, 2017
SRP: $2.99

“INTELLIGENCE” finale! Ascalon, the deadly artificial intelligence created by the Order of St. Dumas, is ready to replace Azrael and purify Gotham City… and all that stands in the way of the world’s most flawless computer brain is the mind of Batman himself!

Preview: The Woods #34

The Woods #34

Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Writer: James Tynion IV
Artist: Michael Dialynas
Cover Artist: Michael Dialynas
Price: $3.99

The war rages on both at home and in the stars, and not everyone will make it out alive.

Preview: Detective Comics #961

Detective Comics #961

(W) James Tynion IV (A) Alvaro Martinez, Raul Fernandez (CA) Yasmine Putri
In Shops: Jul 26, 2017
SRP: $2.99

“INTELLIGENCE” part four! Batman and Batwing have thrown every technological trick they have at the powerful A.I. that the order of St. Dumas dubbed Ascalon… now there’s nothing left to do but pray!

Preview: Batwoman #5

Batwoman #5

(W) Marguerite Bennett, James Tynion IV (A/CA) Stephanie Hans
In Shops: Jul 19, 2017
SRP: $3.99

“THE MANY ARMS OF DEATH” epilogue! In this special one-off issue with art by Stephanie Hans (Angela), learn the truth of what went down between Kate and Safiyah, which led to the future Batwoman having to leave Coryana for what she was sure would be forever!

Preview: The Backstagers Vol. 1 SC

The Backstagers Vol. 1 SC

Publisher: BOOM! Box, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Writer: James Tynion IV
Artist: Rian Sygh
Cover Artist: Veronica Fish
Price: $14.99

  • James Tynion IV (Detective Comics, The Woods) teams up with artist Rian Sygh (Munchkin, Stolen Forest) for an incredibly earnest story that explores what it means to find a place to fit in when you’re kinda an outcast.
  • When Jory transfers to an all-boys private high school, he’s taken in by the lowly stage crew known as the Backstagers. Hunter, Aziz, Sasha, and Beckett become his new best friends and introduce him to an entire magical world that lives beyond the curtain that the rest of the school doesn’t know about, filled with strange creatures, changing hallways, and a decades-old legend of a backstage crew that went missing and was never found.
  • Collects issues #1-4

Preview: Detective Comics #960

Detective Comics #960

(W) James Tynion IV (A) Alvaro Martinez, Raul Fernandez (CA) Yasmine Putri
In Shops: Jul 12, 2017
SRP: $2.99

“INTELLIGENCE” part three! With Zatanna joining the ranks of Batman’s allies, there shouldn’t be any foe the team can’t take on… but does that include their teammate Azrael himself, who just might be cracking up?

Review: Dark Days: The Casting #1

The Joker’s surprise attack threatens to lay waste to all of Batman’s carefully laid plans. Will the Dark Knight be able to regain the trust of his closest allies, Green Lantern and Duke, and prevent the forces of darkness from consuming the DC Universe?! Will Hawkman’s warning stop our heroes from peering into the abyss?

One of my biggest issues with DC Comics is the decades of continuity and history. As someone relatively new to their comics (new being 6ish years) I still feel like there’s so much I don’t know and unaware of. That’s why events that feel like they mine that history make me nervous as a reader. That’s why I was pretty happy with Dark Days: The Forge, the first issue leading up to DC’s next big event.

Much like The Forge, Dark Days: The Casting mines that history but presents the overall package in a way that’s still enjoyable for those who might not know it. Written by Scott Snyder and James Tynion IV, Dark Days: The Casting takes us further into the mystery that has been plaguing Batman. It also takes advantage of the Multiverse, a concept that makes DC really stand out and it takes advantage of it in a way that feels new still. But, what Snyder and Tynion really do is build the tension. Through various threads the mystery is deepened and the players laid out on the table and even though this layers on so much to DC’s history, it still works and works really well.

Andy Kubert, John Romita, Jr., and Jim Lee deliver art that’s fantastic and characters like Batman, Joker, Green Lantern have never looked better. The mood of the comic is delivered on the page like a setting can define a scene. And boy do these creators throw a lot in there. The settings, characters, and each moment each feel epic in scale in a way that the concept of event comes across. It all is getting me even more excited for what’s to come.

Events have a bit ho-hum lately in comics but DC feels like it’s setting up a potential classic here with two comics that lay the groundwork for whats to come and build a mystery that when all the pieces fall into place feels like it’ll pay off. This is the prequel, not really meant to be read on its own. It has a goal to set up what’s to come and get us excited and it achieves that in every way.

Story: Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV Art: Andy Kubert, John Romita, Jim Lee
Story: 8.0 Art: 8.45 Overall: 8.0 Recommendation: Buy

DC Comics provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Preview: Dark Days: The Casting #1

Dark Days: The Casting #1

(W) Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV (A) Andy Kubert, John Romita (CA) Scott Williams (A/CA) Jim Lee
In Shops: Jul 12, 2017
SRP: $4.99

The Joker’s surprise attack threatens to lay waste to all of Batman’s carefully laid plans. Will the Dark Knight be able to regain the trust of his closest allies, Green Lantern and Duke, and prevent the forces of darkness from consuming the DC Universe?! Will Hawkman’s warning stop our heroes from peering into the abyss? The great comics event of summer 2017 is on its way, courtesy of superstar writers Scott Snyder and James Tynion IV with art by a master class of comics artists: Andy Kubert, Jim Lee and John Romita Jr.!

BOOM! Studios has announced Eugenic, a dark vision of humanity’s future from the award-nominated team of critically acclaimed writer James Tynion IV and artist Eryk Donovan. The limited series is the third installment in the duo’s Apocalyptic Trilogy, following 2014’s Memetic and 2015’s Cognetic. Like those series, Eugenic will feature three, oversized, 48-page issues and debut in October.

When a plague ravages the world, one scientist discovers the cure and becomes the savior of mankind. Hope is restored, and the world rebuilds. But then people who took the anti-virus begin having children who are… unnatural, and the definition of “normal” is forever altered.

 

Readers who would like to catch up on the Apocalyptic Trilogy can read the collected editions of Memetic and Cognetic, which are available in print and digital format.

Eugenic #1 features a main cover by Eryk Donovan and a subscription cover by Robbi Rodriguez.

Preview: The Woods #33

The Woods #33

Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Writer: James Tynion IV
Artist: Michael Dialynas
Cover Artist: Michael Dialynas
Price: $3.99

The final arc starts here! As war rages on the alien moon, those back on Earth put together one last attempt to bring Bay Point home.

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